the nerd out of the GSFN partnership. Skip enjoys nothing more than good sci-fi and horror, be it on the big screen, TV or in a book. He also likes the bad stuff too. Skip also has a thing for faces and continuously likes to point out actors from one film to the next, much to the annoyance of Drew.
Four years in the making. Yes we’re back! Drew and Skip return with episode 35 of the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show.
You guys will have to forgive and also bear with us as we try to get back into the swing of this.
This episode is our thoughts on the latest Superman movie from director Zack Synder, Man of Steel. Did Henry Cavill do it for us, is Amy Adams’s Lois Lane the most galactically stupid woman in the universe and is Michael Shannon’s General Zod modelled on tadpoles? And did anyone else notice the Phantom Zone pods looked like massive rocket powered dildos!?
Much like the latest Star Trek movie, the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show gets rebooted for 2009 as we discuss two recent summer blockbusters released this year.
First Skip and Drew tackle some listener’s feedback. Drew responds to Dakota, stating why he doesn’t like Space 1999’s shape shifting alien, Maya. Skip tries to defend British sci-fi from from Erik in Dallas, Texas. Skip also owns up to why it’s taken this long to get this podcast show back up and running and we ask for gay Doctor Who fans to take part in research for a book being complied by The Science Fiction Foundation.
Skip and Drew also issue our listener’s with a challenge following the discovery of the website guyswithiphones.com, where guys with iPhones send in semi and fully nude photos of themselves taken with their iPhones. Though some do look like they’ve posed in front of a proper camera phone holding onto nothing more than their iPhone and modesty (or not as the case maybe).
This got Skip and Drew thinking, why not do the same, but called gayswithiphones!? Maybe geekswithiphones!? So if you happen to own an iPhone and fancy sending Skip and Drew photos of yourself holding onto your precious hardware, we’ll post it onto the website. You can be fully clothed, naked or somewhere in between, blur your face, however you want, just have your iPhone in the shot.
Skip discusses his thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s X-Men spin-off movie, Wolverine. Drew declined watching the very fine, and at one point nude Mr Jackman on the big screen. MMMM! Hugh Jackman’s buns on the big screen…
Tying in with Drew’s excellent interview with Star Trek original cast member George Takei, Skip and Drew both go on to talk about J.J. Abrams’ reboot of Star Trek with the latest movie. Taking it back to where it all began with a cocky young James Tiberius Kirk and Spock, J.J. Abrams has had fans all over the world gushing their juices over a brilliant and brave new direction for the much loved franchise. What do Skip and Drew think..? Well you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out!
IT’S CHRISTMAS – again!!!! The first version of this podcast was a little rushed, hopefully this will sound better.
Seeing how life this time of year is dedicated to that special time, Drew and Skip are celebrating that religion known as the Christmas TV schedule.
We’re talking TV series in this show, namely Sanctuary, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. Skip reveals why he’s a fan of Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary and also the abnormal werewolf geek, Henry Foss as played by Ryan Robbins – pierced belly button, nipples and all. Drew get’s bugged out by ginger Scottish Terminator actress Shirley Manson’s bug eyes, while he and Skip agree that the series is getting better ow that John Connor is rid of his hair straightners. Fringe is also becoming a favourite as Walter Bishop’s endearing character says more and more bizarre things and offer up a couple of classic quotes.
We have a special Christmas GayMerica as Justin gives advice on what to get a Gay Sci-Fi Nerd for Christmas (or for any special occasion) with a shameless plug for a certain website…
GSFNews includes the death of the First Lady of Star Trek, Doctor Who and his back injury, record sales for the latest Harry Potter book and Robert Carlyle joins the Stargate Universe. A new musical journey for Star Wars and Skip finds the perfect gift for the sci-fi, cheeseburger munching nerd.
And finally we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our listeners happy holidays and a fabulous New Year.
Skip and Drew kick start the show congratulating our competition winners Jayna and Marc who were both very happy to have received their package from the DHL delivery man.
First GSFNews starts with the announcement of a departure from the Twilight franchise. Batman news includes the money making, Oscar awards push of the re-release of The Dark Knight. Are we being cynical in thinking any excuse to award Heath Ledger an award? Speaking of which, Heath Ledger receives a post-houmous (mmmm! caramelised onion houmous) award from the Australian Film Institute for playing The Joker. And in more Batman related death news, Bruce Wayne/Batman is killed off in the latest issue of the comic series.
Not one, but two of Europe’s first digital IMAX cinemas have open in London, one in Wimbledon and the other in Greenwich. There’s a planned remake of the BBC series The Day of the Triffids. Set in London, the titular plants escape captivity and begin to rapidly breed and attack a blinded population having lost their sight after a meteor shower.
Drew and Skip review Max Payne and Quarantine and have a disagreement over which one is the better film. Drew favours Max Payne’s valiant attempt to bring the limited storyline from the game onto the big screen, with dazzling visuals and effects. Skip prefers the claustrophobic Quarantine, set inside a single location where a journalist and her camera man record a set of terrifying circumstances as they’re locked in a building with a viral outbreak.
The question dear listener is, who do you agree with? Leave your comments on the site.
In our most musically themed show yet, Drew kicks starts the podcast with a big opening theme tune in which, like Dennis Waterman, he wrote the feem toon and sang the feem toon. Skip talks about yet another all-night horror movie film fest in London, this time spending eleven hours watching all five films from the Saw franchise at the BFI IMAX. Did Drew go, not a chance in hell, stating he’d rather chop his own foot off then subject himself to that shite. Drew and Skip also take the opportunity to talk about a couple of dishes from their favourite Chinese restaurant in China Town, Won Kei, and namely which dishes to avoid.
Drew and Skip go on to talk about their latest trip to London to attend a charity concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra, in aid of poor and desperate actors, performing the works of Barry Gray. Best know for his collaborations with Gerry Anderson and celebrating the Centenary of Barry Gray’s birth, he’s best know for composing the music for Thunderbirds, Stingray, Joe 90 and Space 1999.
Included are live recordings taken on the evening of the concert as your hosts head to the South Bank and Festival Hall. Skip get unnerved at pulling out his equipment in a bad part of town and Drew interviews a couple of people attending the concert, including a band know as The Adventures of Parsley.
Quantum of Solace gets a review as Drew and Skip compare and contrast their thoughts on the latest Daniel Craig Bond movie and a finally, Skip and Drew save the last until the end as they announce the winners of the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show Competition. To find out if you’re one of our two winners, check out the podcast or the video (appearing soon)…
Drew and Skip return to the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show having survived a night of zombie terrors at the Sci-Fi-London Oktoberfest 2008 at the Apollo West End, London. In this podcast your hosts talk about the country they live in, “The Great UCK” and try to explain how England, fits in with Great Britain and then the United Kingdom, which was shamefully researched using Wikipedia. We give Matt and Weegie over at the Big Gay Sex Show a shout and Skip says no to cock shots unless it’s for Jason Statham’s eyes.
After that Drew and Skip have another movie centric podcast for our listeners as we talk about the Oktoberfest. Drew prays for a good evening as Skip adds the Lordi movie Dark Floors to the evening’s entertainment schedule after no one attends the Flesh Mob or the zombie poetry fails to happen, meaning they have don’t have hang around for five hours before the start of the first zombie film. Skip get’s told off by Drew for playing with his iPhone and everyone settles down for a night of blood and gore as the UK independant film Colin kicks starts the first for four zombie films, followed by Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Chanbara Beauty and Tokyo Zombie.
We have, what Drew and Skip hopes to be a regular feature, Justin’s GayMerica. Find out why Justin is pissed and how sci-fi helps him calm down. This is followed by the American National Anthem, sung in an unexpected way, which leads nicely onto a review of of the film Shortbus (it’s not sci-fi, but it features guys with big cocks). Drew and Skip finish off the podcast with a review of Paul W.S. Anderson’s re-envisioning of the 1970’s film Death Race 2000, dropping the ‘2000’ and starring Jason Statham.
Lastly we have our competition thanks to the generousity of Play.com and Sci-Fi-London Oktoberfest 2008, where Drew and Skip managed to grab a couple of extra goodie bags as prizes. To enter, just visit http://gayscifinerds.co.uk/competition for you chance to win one of these two bags containing The Children of the Corn trilogy DVD box set, Scanners trilogy DVD box set, Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for PC and a Manga Anime DVD.
More music mayhem kick starts the Gay Sci-Fi Nerds Podcast Show as Skip and Drew bring you some sci-fi and fun news that’s caught their interest this past week.
GSFN News brings you Jason Statham on the stupid warning message tacked on front of his new film Death Race. The going battle between in orthodontics catches Ricky Gervais in American v British Teeth. Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising film is the first full featured film available to download for free (in the USA only – though Skip and Drew recommend those outside the US to look at Hotspot Shield). Bono and The Edge work their musical magic for Spider-Man the Musical. In local creamy Devoniashire news, Monty Python’s Life of Brian in Torbay finally reaches the big screen after 28 years of being banned. Resurrected Hammer Films finds new life with its first film. New Megatron design for Transformer’s: Revenge of the Fallen leaked onto the internet. George Michael arrested… again and finally, new series of Heroes, Fringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles start in the UK.
Skip and Drew also review the new BBC series Merlin. Seems like Colin Morgan (Merlin), Bradley James (Prince Arthur Pendragon) and Anthony Head (yes please – ahem… Uther Pendragon) are catching not only the interest of your hosts but also a lot of people out there as they lust over the main male leads and ponder their sexuality.
Finally Skip and Drew are saddened to hear about the death of Paul Newman, a beautiful man and wonderful actor.